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CARR Law Firm PLLC - Intellectual Property Lawyers in Dallas, Texas
CARR's attorneys publish articles and provide expert commentary on Intellectual Property law. Recent publications that may be of interest include:
Comerica, Southwest targeted in patent suits
By Jeff Bounds, Dallas Business Journal, February 24, 2012
Southwest Airlines and Comerica Inc. had lawsuits filed against them by Maxim Integrated Products Inc., a California computer chip company, claiming patent infringement. The suit specifically addresses smartphone applications the two companies offer to their customers. Greg Carr provided commentary on patent cases and the possibility of new electronic commerce regulations stemming from these lawsuits. View the full article.
Analysis: Apple vs. Samsung Patent and Trade Dress Lawsuit: Does Apple have a case?
By Sydney Myers, PhoneDog, December 9, 2011
With court battles taking place throughout the globe, Apple’s claims that Samsung has committed trade dress, trademark, and design patent infringement are deeply personal, and far from over. Greg Carr shared insight into trade dress infringement – what it involves, the damages it results in, and the burden of proof needed to warrant an injunction – and shared his thoughts as to a possible outcome. View the full article.
CARR Law Firm PLLC Honored at Tech Titans Awards by Metroplex Technology Business Council
The Metroplex Technology Business Council (MTBC) honored CARR Law Firm PLLC by naming the intellectual property law firm a Technology Advocate finalist in the 11th annual Tech Titans Awards. The awards recognize outstanding technology companies and individuals in North Texas for their contributions. CARR was applauded for its support of emerging technology in the private and public sector. View the full release.
Frisco Firm Wins $12M-Plus Auto Audio Case
By Jeff Bounds, Dallas Business Journal, November 26, 2010
Despite a verdict awarding Affinity Labs of Texas over $12 million in damages against automakers Hyundai Motor America, Kia Motors America, and Volkswagen Group of America, the litigation process is not over. Greg Carr shared his expertise on the timelines and fees associated with trying and appealing patent cases of this type. View the full article.
Law Special Report: False Marking Patent Cases Boom in Texas
By Jeff Bounds, Dallas Business Journal, October 21, 2010
As a result of a late 2009 Court of Appeals decision concerning fines for false marking, the Dallas-Fort Worth area has become a hotbed for false marking patent cases. Greg Carr provided insight on how false marking claims work and what the trends may be for cases of this nature. View the full article.
Ericsson Claims Infringement in Patent Case
By Jeff Bounds, Dallas Business Journal, October 1, 2010
CARR attorney Matthew Phillips was called upon to provide insight and background information on the recent Ericsson patent infringement case. With damages ranging from $1.5 to $240 million, defendants, which include Taiwan-based companies D-Link and Acer and U.S.-based companies Netgear and Gateway, will be forced to rethink their wireless networking technology. Read the article.
Samsung Accused of Patent Infringement
By Jeff Bounds, Dallas Business Journal, August 20, 2010
Greg Carr provided input on new patent inringement allegations by California memory chip maker, Spansion Inc., levied against Samsung Telecommunications. Deemed "one of the largest patent infringement claims ever filed", the case could affect memory components used in devices made by Apple, Nokia, and Research in Motion. Read the article.
Hobbyists Tangle with TI
By Jeff Bounds, Dallas Business Journal, October 23, 2009
Greg Carr provided perspective on a dispute between Texas Instruments and three hobbyists who have made a series of online posts about software on TI calculators. The feud touches on issues of free speech, consumers’ rights, and how the Digital Millennium Copyright Act is enforced. Read the article.
The Switch to Smaller
by Julie Kay, ABA Journal, September 2009
With increasing pressure to lower legal costs, many companies are realizing the value of small and mid-size firms. Read more about a CARR client who made the switch.
Meet Harvey Wiggins, the Little-Known Man Behind Dallas' Greatest Medical Invention
by Pamela Gwyn Kripke, D CEO, August 12, 2009
CARR client Harvey Wiggins, CEO and founder of Plexon, was profiled in D CEO Magazine. View the full article to learn more about Harvey's pioneering technology.
Ohio court's ruling boosts protection of trade secrets
by Tresa Baldas, National Law Journal, March 3, 2008
"MetroPCS hit over patent, options"
by Jeff Bounds, Dallas Business Journal, January 19, 2007
"Review IP Checklist Before the Product Launch"
by Greg Carr and Ted Shiells, Texas Lawyer, February 7, 2005.
"Wireless Applications Require a Comprehensive IP Protection Plan"
by Greg Carr and Ted Shiells, Dallas-Fort Worth TechBiz, March 18, 2002.
"A Comprehensive Approach to IP Lawyering"
by Greg Carr and Ted Shiells, Texas Lawyer, February 11, 2002.
For additional resources or guidance, review the firm's primers and white papers on Intellectual Property or contact a CARR Intellectual Property lawyer.